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Bacardi Gold rum is manufactured in Puerto Rico where it is distilled from fermented molasses. It is then filtered through charcoal and aged in charred oak barrels for between 1 and 2 years. Unlike Bacardi Superior, Bacardi Gold is only filtered once.
Bacardi's official logo, a fruit bat, dates to 1862 when founder Don Facundo Bacardi found fruit bats living in rafters of the building he bought to house the distillery. Bats are considered an omen of good luck in Cuba and have emblazoned Bacardi rum bottles ever since.
This an ok rum, but it's very plain compared to most other rums. Smell isn't great; a hint of vanilla over alcohol, and the taste is also ordinary for a rum - it's also alcohol with a small hint of vanilla. Pretty easy drinking at 40%abv, but there's much better out there.
You definitely can't drink this straight up and even adding coke to it doesn't mask the flavour. Smells like rum, tastes like starch. Avoid.
I can't think of any situation where I'd resort to this. Seriously, I'd drink gin instead.
Drinkable with cola, classic rum that you can find everywhere
nice rum to mix with cola but not quite as refined as Havana 3 year old
Can be good also in mixed drinks, but is not my favourite for Cuba Libre mix. Nothing special
Tout comme son frère, le Bacardi Superior, ce rhum est à boire en cocktail, pour un bon Cuba Libre. Mais voilà, ça s'arrête là..
Good mixer where gold rum is to apply
This is my goto when mixing with cola, easy on the pallet
If you're trying to impress your friends that buy cheap white rum, the gold color will do it, but that's all that it's good for. Doesn't really deserve to be called rum.
Great with cola.
Straight up - not good for me - 2/10
With cola - classic Cuba Libre - 8/10
Average - 5/10
By itself, this rum is fairly plain, tasting and smelling mostly of just alcohol. I happened to have some ginger ale on hand, so I tried that instead of my regular diet coke. It mixes really nicely with the ginger ale, but it's not as well rounded as I would prefer. Okay in a pinch, but there are plenty of other rums, and even Bacardi varieties, that are more sufficient.
basic crap that mixes OK with canned coca cola.
whole bottle gone.... not really drunk so doubting the 40 % rating.
All my ratings in here comes from straight up.
This is dreadfull for that.
Nose is OK, some vanilla, some spices and weak touch of fruit the alcohol dominates though.
Taste is dreadfull: Alcohol, more alcohol, dominates the plate
Aftertaste: some oak and a burn..
NOT for sipping... Blend only. Dreadfull balance.
Better than any white rum, not really a sipping rum.
Not bad as a rum and coke and a lot more flavour than the superior , better still buy the Barcardi 8 , its worth the extra.
The non filtered version of the Bacardio Blanco, so more flavours. Only for in the mix.
Sugar: 0 to 5 gpl. The Bacardi Gold Rum is a small notch higher than the Bacardi white rum. While not good enough to be used as a sipping rum, it's good enough for mixed drinks. I would choose this over the white for mixed drinks, but there are better rums out there for mixing. If you are on a budget and serving to rum and coke drinkers, then pick this one.
Aging in casks for two years doesn't do much for one of the worlds most popular rums. It is still rather bland and missing the rich vanilla and caramel hints that you usually get from similar style rums.
Of the many rums I have tried(near 100 different types), this is by far my least favorite. Branding is all it has going for it. The strong scent of rubbing alcohol it has over powers any taste it might have. Be it straight or in a mixed drink, this will be a sure way to ruin the flavor. I can tell if this is what a bartender used by only sniffing a mixed drink. I am sure gasoline has a similar aftertaste.
Makes a decent Rum and Coke. Not smooth enough for sipping.
I stick to the other opinions and recommend it to mix. You won't enjoy it straight up- to be fair: i think/hope this rum isn't meant to
idéal pour les cocktail de début de soirée, mais sa s'arrète la, pour le prix on en demande pas plus!
Nothing special, basic bacardi for coctails. I cant sipp it
Bacardi Gold rum review by The Pirate King
Bacardi Gold Rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide